Obituary Peggy Ann Deak

Peggy Ann Deak, 67, of Southern Pines, went home to her Lord on Monday, August 2, 2021.

Peggy was born in High Point, NC and moved to New Jersey as a young girl, growing up in Kendall Park. She attended South Brunswick High School when she met her high school sweetheart and soon started a family. Around 1977, she returned to her southern roots and settled in the Sandhills where she worked for the Moore County WASA for thirty years. In her youth, Peggy was full of energy and spent her free time at the roller rink, but lived her most rewarding years settled down, raising her family of girls with her second husband Charlie, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Peggy kept her fun-loving, carefree spirit through her final days.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Bernice Smith; husband Charlie Deak, daughters Denise Cleary and Charlene Hales, brother Larry Smith and grandsons Kenneth and Christopher. Peggy is survived by her daughter Bernice Johnson and husband Ricardo of Scranton, PA. She was the grandmother of:  Nicole, Krista and Makaylah Elliott and Marcus and Destiny Cleary and Steven Queen. She was the great grandmother of: Skyler, Da’Sean, Larissa, Trey, Kayden, Khamari, Natalia, Parker, Rylie and Charlie. Peggy was the sister of Tracy Himes, Joseph Reaves, Joanne Turner, Shannon Fike and Cindy Reaves. Peggy had special friends in her lifelong relationship with Sue Wallace and more recent dear friend and guiding angel, Sarah Leake.

A private ceremony with family and close friends will be held at the graveside at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.

Donations in her memory may be made in honor of Bernice Smith to the Alzheimers Association at

Online condolences may be made at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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